Present Education System | Its Effectiveness and contribution
The present education system is highly evolved due to being connected to technology.
It has also become very useful due to use of advanced methods of learning.
Besides going to regular school, one can have a tutor to help understand the subject better.
There are a number of subjects than before and one can perceive whatever he likes to.
Also, there is an option of using online education for the study if there is no local institute nearby.
But there are also few discrepancies within the current education system.
Present Education System
The teacher is important to impart better knowledge about the subject. He also guides the students on the right path to perceive the subject. Without a teacher, a student may not be able to complete studying a subject on his own. Even if he does, it will not work in appropriate or requisite manner. So role of teacher in education is quite essential.
But due to technological advancement, there is a large-scale availability of online videos and lessons which tend to minimize the role of teacher. But in fact, the ability of a teacher to grasp the capability of a student and impart required level of knowledge will be missing in such online systems.
There are many courses now to perceive than before. And with the passage of time, many more courses would be added to the education system. But the traditional subjects are still in great demand due to their absolute requirement in human life. Where as among new courses some of them are not required in few countries and some of them are not suitable to be perceived by the students.
Even availability of so many courses and lack of proper knowledge by the student before taking them would land him in a jobless situation. This is because of lack of understanding of where he would stand once he completes the course.
Practicals: Practical education is essential to impart real-life knowledge on nature, its principles, biology, medicine, social and also economics. Practical knowledge helps the student to get a better idea of the subject than what was taught in the class or mentioned in the books. It is good that most countries have practicals as a part of the curriculum.
But due to technology, there is the availability of virtual presentations or demonstration which minimize the need to depend on the physical laboratory. Though this is not possible in all the cases.
Also, practicals in lab require costly instruments and chemical making the education an expensive process. Besides, there is a great deal of pollution, environmental hazard and also risk to nature.
For example much of chemical fumes and waste or left of from chemistry labs. Though it seems negligible, doing it on a regular basis in many institutes can have some effect on the environment. Also, wide use of animals for experimentation also leads to endangering native species of animals like frogs, rats, etc. In such cases, it is safer to use simulation software to minimize the effect on the environment due to education.
Books: These are vital objects for education. Reading books impart language skills, writing and also understanding ability in the students. In the present scenario, there are large number of books from many writers. It is quite tough for the students to judge which book is suitable for them. But those books with longstanding reputation are still in great demand. They are so irreplaceable due to their strong content and regular updates. Also these books are available in both hard copy and soft copy formats making it easy for the students to buy and read. Besides one can also buy used books at lower cost.
There are many different educational software for different purposes. Some of them for calculation, analysis, statistics, time schedule etc. Due to the greater load of the syllabus and also the ease of convenience, it has become inevitable to use the software. Also, the chances of errors are more in calculations by the manual method. This has a disadvantage that the brain ability goes down in the student as he relies on them even for simple calculations.
School or college:
Education imparting institutes like schools and colleges should be well equipped for better learning. Based this some institutes are well reputed and in high demand. They are quite expensive to manage and so governments spend a lot on their maintenance. Students can find such institutes to have better faculty and also brighter opportunities once they complete their courses there.
On the other hand, to meet the demand, there are business people coming up to set up schools and colleges. In doing so, some of them do not maintain necessary standards for learning.
Misuse of education system: Education system is also a place of widespread misuse. Since students are energetic and ready to follow they are sometimes instigated and used for political gains by the political parties. Also since education is essential there is widespread corruption in it. Since one needs permissions to establish a school or university, there is regular corruption in getting the approvals. In doing so the quality of education imparted to students in lacking. Hence you can find many institutes have insufficient staff per number of children prescribed. Also they would not have sufficient resources for learning, playing, etc. Even there are also other issues like harassment of the students, ill-treatment etc. In the current education system, there is definitely a lack of respect for the teacher and also education in the student. This is particularly higher in places with corruption and ill-treatment in the education system.